What makes Leavenworth, WA different from any other vacation destination in the region is its unique Bavarian design and culture. Of course, this German influence doesn’t end with the village’s architecture. Many local restaurants contribute by serving up a variety of Bavarian cuisine. Undoubtedly, one of the most popular of these restaurants is is Andreas Keller! Since 1989, this local staple customary dishes and treats for a unique experience that diners will never forget.
If you love Andreas Keller, you won’t want to miss all the other dining recommendations we have listed in our free Vacation Guide! This handy planning tool is filled with the best information on our area’s activities, attractions, entertainment, and more.
History of Andreas Keller
Inspired by the love he possessed for Bavarian culture and food, David Forchemer opened the doors to the Andreas Keller in 1989. He operated the eatery in Leavenworth with his two daughters, Heidi and Christina, until he decided to retire in 1995. Heidi took the reins and became the new owner and manager. With the help of her son, daughter, and Chef Anita Hamilton from Germany, she brought Andreas Keller to the top of the charts. Today, the recently renovated restaurant exudes even more Bavarian charm with cozy stalls, beautifully hand-painted murals, and wrought-iron details.
Tasty Andreas Keller Menu Selections
The restaurant stays true to Bavarian traditions with delicious German dishes, imported draft beers, and live music to entertain you while you eat! Although everything on the menu is worth a try, we have narrowed it down to just a few of our favorite items.
Leberkase: Finely-ground veal and pork grilled with a Bavarian sausage loaf. Served with fried potatoes and an egg cooked sunny-side-up.
Bavarian Beef Goulash: Beef cubes in warm brown sauce with homemade spaetzle noodles.
Classic Pork Wiener Schnitzel: Pork cutlet dipped in homemade batter and breading, and then fried to a crisp. Served with German potato salad.
Chicken Oktoberfest: Seasoned rotisserie broiled chicken served with cold potato salad and red cabbage.
Cream of Weinkraut Soup: A famous Andreas Keller recipe.
*Be sure to ask for their fresh daily specials or vegetarian and gluten-free menus.*
Don’t Forget About Dessert!
Andreas Keller supplies some of the most delicious desserts in Leavenworth! However, if you’re looking for a unique way to satisfy your sweet tooth, check out The Gingerbread Factory! Located just around the corner from Andreas Keller, this dessert haven boasts all the cookies and treats your taste buds desire. It’s a quaint bakery full of character, sweets, and genuine hospitality.
Live Music Entertainment
Andreas Keller provides more live music performances than any other place in town! Every night starting at 6 PM, stop in for delicious Bavarian fare and music by local talent. Of course, the music will be just as traditional as the food!
More Leavenworth Restaurants That We’re Sure You’ll Love
Still hungry? You’re in luck! Here are even more of our favorite places to eat in Leavenworth that you’ll want to save room for.
The Bavarian culture strictly believes that great food and drinks bring people together. At Munchen Haus in Leavenworth, WA, these ideas are upheld every single day. This friendly outdoor establishment serves up some of the best locally-crafted brews and German sausages in town. Plus, the open and laid-back atmosphere makes it an ideal place to relax with your friends or meet new people.
King Ludwig’s Restaurant
Much like Andreas Keller, King Ludwig’s in Leavenworth is known for authentic Bavarian cuisine and outstanding live music! It’s a great place to dine, listen to the famous Polka music, and make memories.
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If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download our free Leavenworth Vacation Guide! It’s a great reference for all the best local activities and attractions to experience during your visit.
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